Mar 072012
 

 

Diet Coke

Shoobie Doobie Do, Look what I found for you - $1/2 Diet Coke 12 pack Coupon!

The coupon is marked “Exclusively at CVS” but it is a Manufacturer’s Coupon so it can be used elsewhere if your store allows.

Staring Sunday, March 11- 17, CVS will have all Coke product 12 pack cans 5 for $15!

5 packs = $15 - [2] $1/2 = $13.00 [Earn $5 ECB] = $8.00 or $1.60 each… HOLY MOLEY!

Ummm, yea. I am pretty excited, how about you?

 Posted by at 5:14 pm
Mar 072012
 

Time again to pull out your inner ninja – The Crazy Fun Adventure run is BACK and will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 in beautiful Austin, Texas on Walter E Long Park. The course approximately three miles and is comprised of various obstacles based on the themes of: water, strength, speed, ropes, maze and balance.

Although you can complete on your own, it is recommended to gather a group of your girls [this is a woman's ONLY event] an bask in the glory of your obstacle awesomeness. Team building? Relationship building? Memory Making? Indeed!

Participants will receive:

  • 100% Cotton Commemorative T-shirt
  • Drawstring back pack filled with great products from our sponsors
  • Chance to win many prizes at our sponsors’ after party contests

Price:

  • $50(Today – March 21st)
  • $60(March 22 – April 4th)
  • $70(April 7 - packet pick up April 19th)
  • NOTE: There will not be race day registration this year.

*REGISTER FOR THE SHAPE DIVA DASH – AUSTIN HERE*

I really want to participate this year, it sounds like so much fun and it is for a great cause! However, this race happens to be the same weekend of the Houston Avon Walk for Breast Cancer [Donate Here] AND the Houston to Austin MS 150 [Donate Here]. So far I am 0 and 2 for the Shape Diva Dash, I will make it one year, will you be on my team?

OH, PS – Anybody with a Bib number is eligible to win a five night trip for two to the Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort in Puerto Rico, including breakfast at Marbella restaurant. I can dig that!

 Posted by at 1:00 pm
Mar 022012
 

Welcome to my break room.

I just posted this on the refrigerator.

Just as a reminder ;)

Band of Bosoms Raffle Flyer March 2012

March Raffle – Every $10 donation enters you into one AMAZING raffle!

Two night stay in a luxury tower suite at La Toretta Lake Resort and Spa on Lake Conroe

$50 = 5 “tickets”
$100 = 10 “tickets”

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 31st – Mosey on over the the Kroger corner of 290 and Spring Cypress to see the girls and help us “Fill the Bra” for Breast Cancer Awareness! We will be hosting quite a few raffles for donations, it’s sure to be a hit!

I am currently at 76% of my $2,500 goal – I appreciate the support from all of my friends and family, near and far. Without you, I would not be able to participate in such an amazing weekend with hundreds of amazing women and men!

 Posted by at 11:19 am
Mar 022012
 

TGIF Friends!

Want to see what happened to me last night?

Wool in the wash

FAIL: Exactly why they make the DRY CLEAN ONLY tags

There was a nasty yellow stain on the soft, merino wool sweater [which you can still see]. B really liked this sweater, that’s why I thought it would be best if I tried to save it rather than the dry cleaner… I totally turned it into a shrinky-dink sweater.

The cost out-weighted the benefit on this garment; so much for my delicate cycle. Maybe this will make a nice pillow for our new couch, there’s only one way to find out and it’s not like I can do too much more damage to the poor thing.

Next time I will listen when the tag says DRY CLEAN ONLY. Do you have any clothing mishaps in your repertoire?

 Posted by at 9:32 am
Mar 012012
 

Coach Factory Sale

Another 48 hour sale has just started and this week there are tons of new items to choose from!

 

If you registered before the sale started, you should receive you email soon. If you were unable to register, no worries, just go here and register for the next time this sweet event is available.

I’d love to know what you pick up, I’m living vicariously through you as we save for our two big vacations this year… neither of which call for a new hand bag. So sad! ;)

 Posted by at 10:33 am
Feb 292012
 

6PM

I just love 6pm.com, don’t you? Today ONLY they are having a $29 sale on tons of boots and outerwear.

This past weekend B and I went out on a shopping tour to find ski gear for our trip this Christmas. I got to try on a lot of mediums, I looked like I had been swallowed whole by the fabric monster. I need a small. I did, however, get to try on one pair of pants that fit perfect and I bought them, they were 25% off… you can’t go home empty handed.

So, today I do a little search-a-roo on 6pm.com to see if they have these pants and matching jacket on sale, and they DO! Not for $29, but a lot less than I payed at the store. So guess what, I’ve already packed my pants to take back to the 25% off store. I can’t believe I just spent $150, I saved over $180, for pants, jacket and base layer on 6pm!

Are you going on a trip this year that needs special wears? Let me know what you find!

PS. Remember to shop through ebates for 3.5% or ShopatHome for 7% cash back!

 Posted by at 10:08 am
Feb 232012
 

P.F.Chang's

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is celebrating the Oscar’s Red Carpet by offering an additional 20% off all online orders arranged for pick up any time on Sunday, February 26.

Log on to P.F. Chang’s online ordering and choose February 26 as your pick up date. After you have completed your order, use the promotion code OSCARS at checkout to receive the 20% discount.

This promotion is Spicy Tuna HOT and will not last beyond February 26 and P.F. Chang’s will not offer the discount in store – so please remember to use the discount code at check out.

The code is not available for use in conjunction with other discounts or for purchases of gift cards and large party take-out orders.

 Posted by at 5:00 pm
Feb 232012
 

Coach Factory Sale

Another 48 hour sale has just started and this week there are tons of new items to choose from!

Coach 02.23.2012

If you registered before the sale started, you should receive you email soon. If you were unable to register, no worries, just go here and register for the next time this sweet event is available.

I’d love to know what you pick up, I’m living vicariously through you as we save for our two big vacations this year… neither of which call for a new hand bag. So sad! ;)

 Posted by at 10:16 am
Feb 212012
 

Brown Chicken EggsMy Mom has been going crazy with information on genetically modified foods [GM foods or GMOs]. She is concerned that we are being sterilized as a civilization;  mind, body, just take it all. One of the fun things we like to do is cruise the local farmer’s markets for fun and interesting fruits, veggies and pure cane Cokes ;) Not only does it boost our local economy, but it also ensures that we grow a relationship with those who grow our natural foods and understand the importance of healthy food choices, beginning with the seed.

Spring is upon us and that means glorious amounts of new fresh food crops will be loaded into the local fresh markets. Sometimes these foods are a little bit more expensive than your chain grocery stores, but you are paying for care attention of food  crops that the grocery stores just don’t put to heart.

Dont know where you closest farmer’s market, meat market or fresh food restaurant is? Check out this cool site: http://www.localharvest.org/ You can put in your zip code and find everything around you - online stores, farms, CSA, farmer’s markets, restaurants, grocery/coops, wholesale and meat processors. Cool, right?

 I’m most excited to dive into fresh cucumbers, tomatos and herbs galore! What are your favorite spring items from the market?

If you would like to find out more about GM foods, check out these resources:

http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/gmfood.shtml

http://www.gm.org/

PS – I heard on KSBJ just this morning that a scientist is working on a mutated organism that will be “hamburger of the future”, blech!

 Posted by at 1:46 pm
Feb 172012
 

Every year I try to think of a fun cake to make for my sweet C for her birthday. Although her birthday is months away, she is turning 13 and I want this one to be uber-special.

I have started jotting down ideas and listening to things that she likes and doesn’t like [I got this idea from an amazing book I’m reading]. She doesn’t live with us, y’all, so this is pretty difficult to get out of many weekends and Tuesday night dinners – I have to be, like, super stepmom on a recon mission.

Here are a few homemade cakes from years past:

#7 Cake

Butterfly Cake

Penguins Cake

So far on my jot list of likes are: Harry Potter, Zebra stripes, hair accessories, clothing. On my list of dislikes: everything else. Hah!

Looks like I have my work cut out for myself, lots of listening will be happening in the months ahead!

What about you, do you spoil your special someone or friend on their birthday with a fun cake or treat? Email me your best creation, there just might be something sweet in it for you ;)

alyssa [at] frugalstepmom [dot] com

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